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May 23, 2004

The Circle of Life

I was just on the phone with my mom a few minutes ago when I heard a bunch of blue jays outside making an awful racket. So I looked out the window and saw that they appeared to be dive bombing something on the bank of the pond. I went out into my patio to take a look, and saw a hawk crouched on the bank. When it saw me it took off ... and then I noticed it had one of the baby ducks in its claws.

Crap. I feel horrible for some reason.

Posted by Highwaygirl on May 23, 2004 12:41 PM to the category Animals

Awwww. I feel horrible too. Now I'm looking at your pictures and wondering which wee little duckling it was. :(

Posted by: Teem at May 23, 2004 01:28 PM

Ugh. I know this is why ducks have so many babies - not all of them will survive - but it still sucks. Especially after I was able to get a photo of all of them together this morning.

And now I find myself scanning the pond every few minutes to see where they are, and if they're okay.

Posted by: Highwaygirl at May 23, 2004 01:36 PM

feel better. The hawk was just doing what it does.

Posted by: mike at May 23, 2004 01:47 PM

Aw. Sounds like the Jays were on the duck's side. Nature in action. I'm loving the photos.

Posted by: lifeonhold at May 24, 2004 12:30 PM